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Goals, goals, goals
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It's all about scoring goals
Scoring goals - tough job but someone's got to do it

All defenders will tell you that stopping goals is the most important thing in football.

You get talking to a striker and they'll be quick to remind you they're the ones with the most important job!

A team obviously needs both. But the simple truth is that you can't win a game without bursting the back of the net with the ball.

Some basics first though.

All players must be in their own half at the kick-off and the first touch of the ball must go forward.

The game is restarted after a goal in exactly the same way from the centre-spot, and also at the start of the second half.

Did you know it is possible to score directly from the kick-off?

So why not start the game with a bang and see if the keeper's on their toes with a cheeky shot at goal.






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